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This chapter in Cancer Concepts: a Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist describes the principles of multi-disciplinary management, meaning multi-specialty physician management of malignancies. Tumor Boards are the model for multi-disciplinary management. They may be site specific or include the entire spectrum of malignancy. At Tumor Boards, staging workup and treatment recommendations are made collectively, and then the treatments are delivered by the respective modality specialists and their individual teams. Improved clinical decision making leading to superior survival for patients with some diseases and better quality of life has been documented with multi-disciplinary management. Just like curative patients, palliative patients require multi-disciplinary management.

Publication Date

7-30-2014

Publisher

University of Massachusetts Medical School

City

Worcester, MA

Keywords

malignancies, multidisciplinary management, Tumor Boards

Disciplines

Neoplasms | Oncology

Principles of Multidisciplinary Management

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